As a result of the many advances in the field of implant dentistry, nearly everyone missing one or more teeth is a candidate for dental implant treatment, provided that they are in reasonably good health. A few medical conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes, can undermine the success of implant treatment. However, very few conditions would… Read more »
Treatment time depends on a few factors, including whether bone grafting is needs and whether immediate function procedures are possible. If this type of treatment is possible, replacement teeth are placed the same day that the dental implants are placed, although there is a significant amount of treatment planning that takes place prior to implant… Read more »
Patients typically report that the discomfort of dental implant surgery is far less than they expected, and that it is similar to having a tooth extracted. Most patients do not need prescription pain medication following surgery. Tylenol is usually sufficient, although everyone is different with regard to pain tolerance.
The type of implant restoration will determine the type of home care that is recommended. For instance, a single implant-supported crown is cleaned just like a natural tooth, with regular brushing and flossing. On the other hand, implant-supported bridges, replacing a few teeth, are cleaned like tooth supported bridges, regular brushing and flossing with the… Read more »